The Society for Conservation Biology announced Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as the host city for the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019). The Congress will take place 21-25 July 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Malaysia was announced as the location during the SCB Members Meeting at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. Close to 1,500 people attended ICCB 2017. Given its convenient location in Asia, the 2019 Congress is expected to attract even more attendees.
Malaysia is home to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, and Kuala Lumpur, its capital city of more than 1.6 million people, is a major cultural, financial, economic, and education center for the South East Asia Region. The city is a popular destination for major events and international conventions.
Malaysia is rich in biodiversity. The Matang Mangrove Reserve in Malaysia is known as one of the best-managed mangrove ecosystems in the world. The Rafflesia, the world's largest flower is found in Malaysia is 85 percent of the world's coral species. The Coral Triangle is believed to have the greatest diversity of marine life in the world.
More informationon ICCB 2019 will be available soon on the SCB website, including information on exhibits and sponsorships, the Congress theme, and how to get involved in the planning process.
The last ICCB in Asia took place in 2009 in Beijing, China.